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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Healthy Gifts for Mother's Day

Healthy Gifts for Mother’s Day
This Mother's Day, skip the traditional gifts of flowers or going out for dinner, give mom something she really needs—the gift of good health.

No, you don't have to buy her a treadmill. There are many other things you can do to give your mom a boost in terms of her physical (or mental) well-being. Most moms will truly appreciate that your Mother's Day gift is aimed at keeping her healthy and in your life for a long time. Here is a list of healthy gift ideas for every mom

If you chose to give chocolate, make sure it is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, which can mop up the damaging free radicals known to play a role in heart disease and other illnesses.
For the mom who likes to cook, there are many great cookbooks featuring healthy recipes available. Add a steam basket, rice cooker or other fun kitchen gadget or appliance. To accompany these gifts, make mom a healthy meal on Mother’s Day rather than going out for a meal that may contain lots of calories. 

Instead of a gourmet gift basket filled with sweets, make your own fitness gift basket. Possible items to include: yoga pants, exercise DVD, gift certificate for new walking or running shoes, pedometer and arm weights are other possibilities. 

Let mom sleep in on her special day.  Adequate sleep is linked to many health conditions. Perhaps she needs a new bed pillow.
Take a basket and add healthy food items needed to make a quick great tasting meal along with the recipes. 

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